THE after dark program at Carrum Downs library will continue into next year.
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has paid the library $32,000 to keep the program running until July 2022. Libraries After Dark sees the doors kept open late in a bid to combat social isolation and gambling related harm.
Since beginning the program in February, more than 800 people have spent time in Carrum Downs library after hours.
Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said “the Libraries After Dark program is such a great initiative. I am delighted that additional funding from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation will see this program continue at the Carrum Downs Library until July 2022 – providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for those who might be struggling with gambling addiction and social isolation.”
The Carrum Downs Library opens until 10pm on Thursdays. The library is at 203 Lyrebird Drive, Carrum Downs.